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Making An Impact

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/18Nov20-Shickley-Nebraska-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Most of us give to charities.  Some of those organizations may be local, but many are national or even global. …

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One of the Mightiest Towns in the Land

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/17Nov20-Shickley-Nebraska-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There are 340 residents in Shickley, Nebraska.  If you count up all the folks living in the local school district,…

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Engagement Through the Mail

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/16Sep20-North-Platte-WWII-Canteen-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine getting engaged to someone you only knew through letters.  That’s what happened here, thanks to one young lady who…

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The Payoff of a Group Effort

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/15Sep20-North-Platte-WWII-Canteen-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was a massive volunteer effort involving people from well over a hundred communities scattered across western Nebraska and beyond. …

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A Gift with Impact

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/14Sep20-North-Platte-WWII-Canteen-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Rae Wilson went to the depot to give her brother a Christmas gift.  When he did not arrive, a new…

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A City Within A City

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/11Sep20-Golden-Spike-Tower-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The population of North Platte, Nebraska is about 23,000 people.  That’s also about the number you might find working at…

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The Golden Spike Tower

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/10Sep20-Golden-Spike-Tower-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s called the Golden Spike Tower, a platform that rises from the High Plains to provide a bird’s eye view…

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The Center of the Nation’s Rail Car Traffic

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/09Sep20-Golden-Spike-Tower-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s the largest rail yard in the world and it sits in a small city in the middle of the…

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A Place Called Carhenge

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/27Aug20-Carhenge-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In all of my travels I have found several themes that seem to hold true across many small towns.  One…

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A Unique Site at Alliance, Nebraska

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/26Aug20-Carhenge-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today we say hello to our listeners on KCOW in Alliance, Nebraska.  Look up that town in an atlas and…

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A Favorite Attraction in Rural Nebraska

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/25Aug20-Carhenge-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)My son is in the 7th grade.  Ask him what one of his favorite attractions was on any family vacation…

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Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in Europe

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/05/29May20-Buffalo-Bill-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)On the eve of Word War I, the European portion of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show quickly found their operation…

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Was Buffalo Bill a Good Guy or a Bad Guy?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/05/28May20-Buffalo-Bill-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Was Buffalo Bill a good guy or a bad guy? Well, that all depends on who you talk to around…

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http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/05/27May20-Buffalo-Bill-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Where was the first rodeo held? Many may try to lay claim to that title, but we do know who…

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Famous for Food for Railroad Workers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/05/26May20-Buffalo-Bill-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This man became famous because he supplied food for railroad workers. Perhaps that doesn’t sound that extraordinary, but you certainly…

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Eating An Insect

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/27Mar20-Nebraska-Mealworm-Farm-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)I was recently asked to eat an insect as part of these broadcasts.  I was probably like most people and…

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More Livestock Than the Neighbors

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/26Mar20-Nebraska-Mealworm-Farm-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Cheryl Powers may just have the more livestock on her operation than any other livestock owner in the state of…

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An Insect That Launched a Career

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/25Mar20-Nebraska-Mealworm-Farm-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some people don’t like bugs.  They might imagine they can creep and crawl and scare you when you least expect…

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Surviving a Grizzly Bear Attack

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/09/04Oct19-Museum-of-Fur-Trade-5.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Being attacked by a grizzly bear was bad in itself.  Now imagine your friends left you for dead and you…

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The Story of Hugh Glass

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/09/03Oct19-Museum-of-Fur-Trade-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)If you know Hugh Glass, then you most likely know him for his run in with a Grizzly Bear.  There…

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